funnelling funnelling

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends
  2. (n) a conically shaped utensil having a narrow tube at the small end; used to channel the flow of substances into a container with a small mouth
  3. (n) (nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship)
  4. (v) move or pour through a funnel

Usage(s):

  • Don't forget a funnelling of all FICA taxes directly into the equities market.

News

  • Angola names president's son to chair $5 bln sovereign wealth fund

    LISBON (Reuters) - Angola on Friday appointed one of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos' sons to chair its $5 billion sovereign wealth fund, a move likely to raise further questions about transparency and nepotism in Africa's second-biggest oil producer. Angola launched the fund in October to invest in domestic and overseas assets by funnelling oil wealth into infrastructure, hotels and other ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "It's not our fault, we didn't start it - funnelling multi-billions of dollars into developing weapons systems. NATO itself is expanding. It's approaching our borders. We drew down our bases in Cuba and in Vietnam. What did we get? New American...
    on Feb 8, 2008 By: Vladimir Putin Source: Times of India

  2. "The potential for misuse is significant enough to raise warning flags about the pace of funnelling funds through institutions without a strong track record of transparent, accountable, and effective money management or significant experience in the...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Richard Holbrooke Source: Oneindia

  3. "This follows a pattern by the minister of funnelling public money into his riding at the expense of much needier ridings - and, on top of a $1 billion G8/G-20 security tab, it's more proof of this government's utter disregard for Canadians'...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Mark Holland Source: Toronto Star

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